Wednesday, December 21, 2011

I'm a Julep Maven It Girl!


This weekend after hearing about the promotion Julep was having for one cent start up, I decided to give it a try. That's definitely a sale I can afford ;). Seeing a 1 cent charge in my account was pretty funny haha.

I ordered Saturday evening and recieved it today (Wednesday) so the shipping was pretty quick. It shipped out on Monday.

Here's what I got in my "It girl" box:

From left to right the polishes are; Fast Dry topcoat, Helena, Chloe and Kim. I also got a Green glitter pot and samples of their SPF 30 Hand cream and Age defying Hand brightener.

My nails were already nekkid so I went ahead and swatched each polish on a nail. As far as I can tell they have great coverage, each polish only took two coats to be completely opaque. The fast dry top coat is just kind of "meh". I put it over the Chloe and it doesn't smooth it out very well like a lot of top coats do, even after two coats and it's not very shiny in my opinion and I'm still up in the air about the "fast dry" part. I'll give it another go later though when I have time to sit down and swatch it for reals.

The glitter pot is interesting, I only played with it for a minute on one nail, it is a really pretty color, it's a really fine glitter powder. I've never used loose glitter before, so it should be fun to play with. :)

I haven't been buying much this month at all, with Christmas here it's hard to justify buying for myself. Last night I did get a few new polishes while at the Dollar Tree though, I'm crazy like that. They had a bunch of two packs of NYC quick dry polishes so I bought two.

L to R: Times Square, Greenwich Village, Midtown, and Little Italy. I love NYC polishes, they're one of my favs, they normally run 1.99 at Walmart and I paid $2 for all 4. Yay!